Those who should not drink coconut water?

People with kidney disease, antibiotics, uncontrolled diabetes, Addison’s disease, burns … not to drink coconut water.


Dr Lam Yongnian County, Dean abstinence Nutrition, Medical University Hospital in HCM City, coconut water contains easily digestible carbohydrates, vitamins and electrolytes. Component analysis showed that in 100 g of coconut water has 21 kcal, 4.8 g sugar, 214 mg potassium, 19 mg sodium, 60 mg calcium, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C … However, it should distinguish coconut water with coconut milk, coconut oil more fat.

Coconut water contains less sugar soft drinks and other fruit juices. Research shows that this drink rehydration works very well. Thus, coconut water is the beverage can prioritize choices for adults and children. However, when the coconut drink plenty of water should pay attention to calorie intake to avoid weight gain, for example, about 330 ml of coconut water provides 60 kcal.

Doctors note that pregnant women should not drink too much coconut. So far no scientific evidence about the harmful effects of coconut water in pregnancy, however, as well as other foods, drink coconut water also need moderation. In general, pregnant women should choose water is the main water source of the body, should not replace entirely of coconut water or any other beverage.

Many people have good habits is drinking coconut water before eating to lose weight, quick no. However it should be noted in coconut water with energy, therefore must be included in the total energy of the day.

For moderate exercise, drinking coconut water helps the body well hydrated. However, the components of this drink low carbohydrate, low in sodium, high in potassium should not fit with heavy exercise.

With a normal healthy person, coconut water drink brings many benefits for the body, but should use moderation. People with a certain number of diseases are recommended not to use coconut water. This should potassium rich beverage made and cases of hyperkalemia after losing cognitive activity and drink several liters of excessive canned coconut trade. Doctors recommend that people at risk of hyperkalemia should be more careful when drinking coconut water, specifically including human kidney disease, are taking ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, antibiotics (penicillin), diabetes has no control control, adrenal insufficiency, burns, hemolysis, rhabdomyolysis.

Note: The composition of coconut water is hypotonic (low in salt) should not appropriate drinks to replace electrolytes lost in cases of severe sodium (sweating). However, this is not a common situation.